Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Not getting enough fire to turn over

asked by on

When trying to crank it tries to turn but seems like it isn't getting enough to fully fire off and turn o er

My car has 1746420 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If you suspect the ignition system’s are to blame, you will want to start there. When was the last time you changed the spark plugs? Have the ignition cables or spark plug wires ever been replaced? You can test for a good signal from the wires with a spark tester. You may want to replace both the plugs and the wires. If the ignition system is working correctly, you will want to turn your attention to the fuel pump, fuel filter, and injectors. Any of these components and rob the engine of the fuel pressure it needs. If you would like to have an expert diagnose this for you, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the starting issue and follow through with repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Does my car have a timing belt or timing chain

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Honda Accord. Firstly, there is no way to know without looking your engine to check if it has a timing belt or chain. I have worked on a lot of Honda's and most...

Q: Truck starts but lacks power.

Having a professional inspect your vehicle is a good idea. The fuel system is a likely suspect for your issue considering the engine makes power by buring the fuel it recieves. When a higher demand of fuel is requested than...

Q: I belive its my alternator put 3brand new batteries in the car and still want start

Hey thanks for writing in about your 1990 Lexus LS400. A no crank condition such as this will not be the alternator. You either have a bad starter or a bad connection. The most effective tool to diagnose this condition...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...